Gilford Police Department

Gilford Police Department

(603) 527-4737

Fax: (603) 527-4749

Emergency Line: 603.528.3800 or 911

47 Cherry Valley Road
Gilford, New Hampshire 03249


Mission Statement

The Gilford Police Department serves a diverse community comprised of both permanent and seasonal residents as well as thousands of visitors who come to experience the recreation center of New Hampshire.  Working closely with this community, we will provide the best in public safety service through the fair and impartial performance of duties to protect life, property, human rights, and quality of life.  This will be done employing the highest ethical standards.

Vision Statement

This mission will be accomplished through the establishment and maintenance of a proactive partnership with all residents to solve problems facing our community.  To fulfill our role in this partnership, through the efficient use of resources we will:

· Strive toward excellence of officers and staff by providing training, high quality leadership and supervision, and a quality work environment.

· Maintain a strong coherent community relations program to build bonds and ensure trust.

· Embrace technology and new concepts/ideas in law enforcement so as to maintain a vision for the future that is responsive to the changing needs of our citizens.

This mission and related vision statement is our commitment to provide the highest quality service to the citizens of Gilford now and in the future. 

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Frequently Asked Questions
All FAQs

The Gilford Police Department continually fields many NH state law and Town of Gilford ordinance related questions pertaining to fireworks.  For this reason, we offer the following informational links to community residents and visitors:


State of NH website:


For the most recent Town of Gilford Fireworks Ordinance please follow these instructions:


#1) Click on this link:

#2) Scroll to bottom of screen and follow link to Town Regulations as One Document.

#3) Under “Table of Contents” go to Fire Prevention Code section.

#4) Scroll through section to Fireworks Ordinance.


As you will see, Town Fireworks Ordinance violations can carry fine ranges from $100.00 to $500.00. 

Did you know?
#1  A large portion of burglaries the Gilford Police Department investigates take place during daylight hours.

#2  During these types of burglaries, suspect(s) will approach a residence and knock on the door, just to find out if someone is home.  If someone answers, the suspect(s) simply claim to be there for an alleged legitimate reason, i.e. looking for work, looking for some random person, or trying to sell something.

#3  The Town of Gilford has a town ordinance governing over people selling items door to door (Chapter 27), in addition to a Hawkers and Peddlers License from the State of New Hampshire.

What does this mean to you?

Suspicious person calls to the Police during the day are just as important as calls to the Police at night.  Burglars take advantage of people working normal business hours.  They also take advantage of residences that are not secure.

Some burglars are like electricity, they take the path of least resistance.  If they don’t have to force their way into a residence, a homeowner might not realize what has happened much later.  If they find it difficult to get into your home, they may choose to move on.

What can you do about it?

Take measures to secure your home.  Document what valuables you do have, and set that information aside in case of an emergency.

Imagine what you can do with a couple of digital photographs.  In a few clicks, you can photograph the item, photograph the model number, make, even serial number.  A photograph of a piece of jewelry is far more informative than a brief written description.  You could even place these photographs on a CD or DVD and keep that disc at work, in case of a fire.

If you have a person(s) approach your residence and you feel that they are suspicious, call the Police.  Be the best witness; note their description(s), vehicles, etc.  Even if they are conducting legitimate business door to door, know that they still need permits to do so, and the Police can verify those permits.

Use your eyes and ears and trust your gut!  If something doesn’t feel right, call!  And, don’t wait; call as soon as you can.  While stale information may still help, we stand a better chance finding a person and questioning them at the time they are seen.

The telephone number to the Gilford Police Department is 527-4737.